Editors of the AO Surgery Reference

1. General considerations

Quality assurance and standards

The AO Surgery Reference is a high-quality resource that delivers contemporaneous information to a worldwide audience.

Quality assurance is maintained by:

  • Editorial supervision
  • Contributions from international authors who are key opinion leaders with recognized clinical experience and an established teaching portfolio
  • A consensus-building peer-review process
  • Education taskforce endorsement

Editorial roles

Editors are responsible for:

  • Development of the service/platform
  • Nominating executive editors and authors
  • Supervising content creation and revision 
  • Ensuring consistency of style and content

2. Editors of orthopedic trauma section

Dr Michael Baumgaertner (Editor)
Department of Orthopedics
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, USA

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Michael Baumgaertner

Simon M Lambert (Editor)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Princess Grace Hospital
Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at University College London Hospital
London, United Kingdom

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Simon Lambert

Dr Markku T Nousiainen (Editor)
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Holland Centre
Toronto, Canada

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Markku Nousiainen

3. Editors of pediatric trauma section

Dr Fergal Monsell (General Editor)
Bristol Childrens Hospital
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Bristol, United Kingdom

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additional credits

Dr James Hunter (Executive Editor)
Queen's Medical Centre
Consultant Trauma and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Nottingham, United Kingdom

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additional credits

4. Editor of spine section

Prof Dr Luiz Vialle (General Editor)
Department of Orthopedics- Spine Unit
Catholic University
Curitiba, Brazil

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Luiz Vialle

5. Editor of CMF section

Prof Dr Daniel Buchbinder (General Editor)
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, USA

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6. Editors of veterinary section

Prof Dr Amy Kapatkin (Executive editor)
Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences
University of California
Davis, USA

Amy Kapatkin

Prof Dr Matthew J Allen (Executive editor)
Department of Veterinary Medicine
Cambridge University
Cambridge, UK

Matthew J Allen

Prof Dr Jörg Auer (Executive editor)
Joint surgery (Arthroscopy, Trauma surgery, Deformities correction, Craniomaxillofacial surgery, Reconstructive surgery)
Lenzburg, Switzerland

Jörg Auer

Prof Dr Noël Moens (General editor)
Department of Clinical Studies
University of Guelph
Guelph, Canada

Noël Moens

Prof Dr Frank Verstraete (General editor)
Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences
University of California
Davis, USA

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additional credits

Dr Aldo Vezzoni (General editor)
Clinica Veterinaria Vezzoni srl
Cremona, Italy

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7. Past editors

Prof Dr Richard E Buckley (Editor 2015–2021)
Department of Surgery, Section of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada

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Richard E Buckley

Prof Dr Christopher L Colton (Editor –2013)
University of Nottingham
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Christopher L Colton

Steve Krikler (Editor 2013–2019)
Kenilworth, United Kingdom

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Steve Krikler

Prof Dr Joseph Schatzker (Editor –2017)
Sunnybrook HSC
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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additional credits

Dr Peter Trafton (Editor –2015)
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, USA

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